Park managed by Blandford Nature Center
About Blandford Nature Center
Address: 1715 Hillburn Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Families love the variety of natural areas with hiking trails and the chance to scout out wildlife at this 143-acre nature center.
Indoors, families enjoy exhibits at the Visitor's Center and the popular wildlife care program.
You can usually find chickens, sheep and goats at their nearby farm, just west of the Visitor Center.
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Hiking Trail Details
Blandford Nature Center has TONS of trails that are perfect for exploring with kids. Most of the trails are flat and woodchipped, making it possible to navigate them with a jogging stroller.
Blandford’s trails are organized on a number system which makes it easy to figure out where you need to go when you’re on the trial (remember to ask for a map at the Visitor Center).
The trails at Blandford offer periodic breaks from hiking to learn a little more about the environment, various animals, and give kids a chance to play.
These interconnected trails give plenty of flexibility to how long of a hike you want to take. You can keep it short and sweet–or you can add on plenty of mileage by visiting the newly acquired Highlands, too.
Blandford Nature Center Features
- Dog Friendly
- Hike with a Payoff
- Hiking Trails
- Interpretive Center
Stroller-Friendly? Not on trails
Time of Year? Trails open all year, dawn to dusk.